Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A bitterly cold airmass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common. In addition, heavy lake effect snow will be possible especially downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario, where up to one foot of additional snow is forecast by Sunday morning.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport (KIOW)

Lat: 41.73°NLon: -91.52°WElev: 666ft.

Mostly Cloudy

22°F

-6°C

Humidity 48%
Wind Speed SE 5 mph
Barometer 30.30 in (1027.1 mb)
Dewpoint 5°F (-15°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill15°F (-9°C)
Last update 11 Feb 4:52 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles ENE Oakdale IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of snow between 7pm and 3am, then scattered flurries after 3am.  Cloudy, with a low around 15. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Sunny
    and Blustery

    High: 21 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -4. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -4 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  in the afternoon.

    Cold

    High: 10 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 6 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 22. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches.

    Snow Likely

    High: 22 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 21 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A chance of snow between 7pm and 3am, then scattered flurries after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 15. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday
Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as zero. Blustery, with a northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -4. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 22. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Washington's Birthday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles ENE Oakdale IA
 41.73°N 91.52°W (Elev. 679 ft)
3:14 pm CST Feb 11, 2016
5pm CST Feb 11, 2016-6pm CST Feb 18, 2016
 
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